Vibraphonist Dean Carbone is a native of Westem Massachusetts where he studied piano and percussion. He began playing professionally in the early 1960,s as a Dance band drummer while continuing his studies in orchestral percussion. In the 1970's he was performing on the vibraphone and studying harmonization with Trombonist - arranger Charles "Majeed" Greenlee. At this time he began playing with many notable jazz musicians including Greenlee, Archie Shepp, Avery Sharpe, Andy Jaffe, Terry-Lynn Carrington and Barry Harris. Carbone's long musical relationship with Hartford bassist Paul Brown led to the formation of the Paul Brown Quartet in 199lthat featured Norm Gagne on piano. That group played and recorded together for 13 years. Carbone now resides in North Carolina playing clubs and Festivals in the region.
Norm Gagne is a jazzpianist with a style rooted in the storied history of this most expressive musical form. A native of Connecticut, Norm performed all over the tri-state area for many years including gigs in and around the big apple. He has performed and recorded with many of the giants of jazz including Donald Byrd, Vernel Foumier, Ben Tucker, Houston Person, John Stubblefield and former Miles Davis saxophonist, George Coleman. He is a disciple of the legendary blind pianist and teacher, Lennie Tristano. An 11 year resident of the LowCountry, Gagne works throughout Georgia and South Carolina. and in addition to performing, Gagne Teaches o'Jazz Piano Harmony" and"Jazz Improvisation" and still finds time for composing and arranging.